March 11-April 21, Online Class: Writing the Novel You Always Wanted to Start (or Finish) at The Loft. This class is about bringing the core of a novel you want to write to the surface so that you can start or finish it. We’ll write and map out what’s revealing itself, and discuss, think through, intuit, and sneak up on all the elements of our individual novels. Through innovative exercises that further develop the structure, voice, characters, setting, and nuances within our novels, we’ll also begin writing or finishing that novel. By the end of the class, students will have a map of where they’re going, more of the novel written, and plans for how to finish with panache and passion. Learn more here. (Class full)
March 27, April 3 and 10, Poetry of the Soul: Writing As a Spiritual Practice, Osher Institute, 2-4 p.m., Brandon Woods, Lawrence, KS. Pre-registration required.
March 29, Talk on & Reading from Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor & Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other,Mount Zion Temple, 6:15-7:15 Food for Thought talk, 1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN
March 30, Writing About Life’s Hard Stuff in Fiction, Poetry & Memoir at the Loft, hands-on workshop 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
April 4, Poetry Reading from To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices, Hutchinson, through the Osher Institute - 7 to 8:30 pm, Justice Theater at Hutchinson Community College.
April 5, Prairie Roots: Thinking Like a Prairie, family arts event featuring poets, singers, dancers, artists and more (including Caryn), The Percolator Gallery, in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center (between R.I. and N.H. streets and between 9th and 10th streets), 7-9 p.m.
April 8, State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration Service, “An Unanswered Letter, An Unanswered Call for Help: What the Holocaust Shows Us About Caring Enough to Take Action,” keynote talk, 1 p.m., Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615
April 12-14, Prairie Roots: Kansas Area Watershed Council, 31st annual gathering of our local bioregional group, presenting workshop “Thinking Like a Prairie,” an interactive exploration of our connections with, despair over and hope for the living earth. More details here.
April 18-21, Poetry Caravan Tour for To the Stars Through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices,with a gang of poets readings in:
- Lawrence, Thurs. 4/18, 7 p.m., through the Osher Institute – 7 p.m., KU Continuing Education, 1515 Saint Andrews Dr.
- Downs, Sat. 4/20, 2 p.m., Train Depot
- Beloit, Sat. 4/20, 4 p.m., Mitchell County Historical Society Legion Annex just 1/8 of a mile south othe the 24/14 highway intersection in Beloit.
- Salina, Sun. 4/21, 2:00 p.m., Ad Astra Bookstore, Salina, KS.
April 23, Verses & Voices Poet Laureate Festival, 7 p.m. reading after exhibition/contest and readings by Poets Laureate, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO.
April 26, Reading for The Divorce Girl at The Loft, 7 p.m., Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
MAY 7 – Poetry Caravan Tour for To the Stars Through Difficulties, through the Osher Institute, 7–9 p.m., Meadowlark Hills Community Room 2121 Meadowlark Road, Manhattan.
May 13-18, Brave Voice: Writing & Singing For Your Life with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Kelley Hunt, White Memorial Camp, Council Grove, KS., retreat to fire up your creative spirit.
May 30, Poetry for Your Life: Reading and Talk, 7 p.m., Basehor Community Library, Basehor, KS
Seasons & Cycles: Writing From the Body & Earth, on-line class through the Transformative Language Arts Network, June 17-July 26.